You don’t need to read this article to know that trampolines provide tons of fun. Jumping up and down, bouncing higher and higher, striking cool poses at the apex of your bounce – what’s not to like?
But did you know trampolines can also improve your health?
As it turns out, they can. That’s one of the reasons that trampolines have become so popular.
Customers can now go to trampoline parks literally filled with dozens and dozens of trampolines, or rent something like the quad power jumper from AirFun Games in New Port Richey. The quad power jumper comes with bungee cords that allow you to do amazing jumps as high as 30 feet.
But why rent a trampoline? For the fun of course, but trampolines also come with plenty of benefits to your overall health.
The more science learns about how the body works, the more it becomes clear that the body interconnects. Finding an exercise that works out the entire body, rather than just one area, can lead to overall health improvement. And nothing works out the body like a trampoline. Every single muscle gets involved, from your calves and thighs to your core and pecs. And a trampoline allows you do this without risk of injury, unlike doing squats on the ground.
Most exercise involves going it solo. For many people, it can become a choice between hanging out with friends or going to the gym. But where’s the fun in that? Once again, scientific studies step in. Plenty have found that social interaction works wonders on the psyche. Working out with a trampoline allows you to both get exercise and spend quality time with friends and your family
Trampolines have become popular enough that people have developed games around them. Examples include trampoline dodgeball, obstacle courses and basketball (where you can do some amazing slam dunks). Check out some of the trampoline centers that have sprung up in almost every town and they will have the right game for you.
Scientists now know that humans used to walk about 6 miles per day – a great way to strengthen the ankle and leg muscles that help with balance. These days, most people don’t do that kind of walking. But jumping on the trampoline can strengthen those areas.
Your lymph system constantly works hard to move toxins from your body into the excretory system. Exercise helps get things moving – you runners out there may have noticed this on occasion. Bouncing on a trampoline performs the same function, helping jump start the lymph system.
Anything that exercises the heart means good news for you. While some might not want to do the walking or running every day that provides that kind of exercise, jumping on a trampoline can get the jobs done in a fun, healthy way.
As you can see, the trampoline has come a long way from simply providing kids something to do on a Saturday afternoon. Used wisely, a trampoline can give you a healthy and fun way to improve your body.